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Should I Get A One-Bedroom Or Two-Bedroom Apartment In Bloomington?

September 18, 2020

Model Balcony Patio

Whether you’re just starting out in the world, are an empty nester downsizing from a single-family home, or at a space in between, you have a big decision. Do you lease a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington? How you choose what’s best for you depends on a few things.

What Can You Afford?

Many renters may want a second bedroom, but can you bear the added cost compared to a one-bedroom apartment in Bloomington? The added room might be useful, but if want to use it for storage, you might want a detached garage instead.

The cost isn’t all about monthly rent, either, as you may pay more in utility bills when you have an extra room. 

What About All Your Stuff?

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

While you’re choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment, don’t forget about all your things. If you own a lot of large furniture pieces, the extra space may sound great. After all, an extra room may be the perfect space for Grandma’s china cabinet or those collectibles you’d like to display. When you only have one bedroom, it’s more difficult to decide what’s essential, and you’ll have to choose which things to donate, sell, or throw in the trash.

A Spare Bedroom May Mean Visitors

Model bedroom in a Bloomington apartment.

If you have friends or family stay the night, they may be more comfortable sleeping in a bedroom instead of crashing on your pull-out couch. Out-of-town guests who stay the night can enjoy a private space they can stretch out within the extra bedroom. (Of course, a one-bedroom might persuade out-of-town guests to stay at a hotel). And if you need, you can set aside the extra bedroom for your pet.

Additional Space For Entertaining

Living room in model apartment.

Getting back to your friends: Are you known for entertaining? It is often harder to comfortably accommodate lots of people in a one-bedroom apartment in Bloomington than in a two-bedroom unit. You can even turn the spare bedroom into an enviable game room. 

Use The Second Bedroom As A Home Office

Home office in a Bloomington apartment.

When choosing between a one-bedroom apartment or a two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington, the tipping point may be finding an area to work. Home offices are getting to be more and more important, and it’s a bonus when you don’t need to spread out your laptop and paper all over your living room coffee table. You can set up a small futon or couch for guests and use the second bedroom for a workspace. When the work is finished, just shut the door and leave your stuff on your desk and you’re ready for the next workday.

An Apartment Tour From City Flats on Tenth Can Help You Choose Between A One Bedroom Or Two-bedroom Apartment In Bloomington

Choosing between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in Bloomington is an important decision. You might not know what an apartment is like without seeing it in person. Call City Flats on Tenth at 812-561-1974 to schedule a tour or you can book a tour online.